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Translation:Eye

June 26, 2017

62 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dods982738

It kind of looks like an eye

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnonymousDratini

The kanji for it 目kinda looks like a window

August 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rainiette

The eyes are the windows to the soul

November 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nkwk88

Actually it's the picture of an eye rotated by 90°.

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nkwk88

This is how the world 目came to be.

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TravisTalbot

I see it!

July 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/simalikemu

Exactly!

June 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YosifBambin

This is very confusing. If you're asking us for the meaning, shouldn't you give us the kanji? "め” is the hiragana for "me". It could be "eye" but it doesn't have to be.

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lethal_gnome

This is the section of the course for learning hiragana though, so it doesn't really make sense to jump right into kanji

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MattDailisan

You have a point, but what other meaning would め have at this level of Japanese?

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clintack

In all of the "match the pairs" exercises leading up to this, we've "translated" め as "me". It's "meaning" is the sound it represents. Suddenly, that's marked wrong with nothing to indicate that we're supposed to treat it as a word rather than a hiragana.

May 1, 2019

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    Oh, like megane (or however it's spelled) being glasses

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyanTheBootiful

    Yeah, Megane means glasses. I know this cause I spend most of my time using Google translate to name characters for roleplays.

    December 30, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chaos_Hawk

    Google Translate can be useful in very specific situations, but never come to rely on it. For Japanese in particular, Google Translate does a terrible job mostly due to context being so important in Japanese.

    Also めがね

    November 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joelapagos

    The windows are the eyes of the house

    January 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PrismVelocity

    And your eyes are the windows to your soul.

    January 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sum_Gai

    If the doorway is the mouth of a house is the mouth the doorway to the soul?

    May 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KateB.16

    There's a legend where the soul leaves its cage/body by the mouth...

    July 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt367569

    "I" (eye) am "me"

    May 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel513800

    Why is it pronounced differently when you tap the character and when it you tap the speaker? It sounds like ne ね when I tap the speaker and a definite me め when I tap the character.

    July 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mrcqm1

    Probably the speed at which the person is speaking? That's my best guess but meh. (See what I did there? :P)

    July 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wolfpupemi

    Its the same ,but i think she is saying it "harder" when you click the word vs when you just hear it with the blue button

    July 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/llawrence.920

    Mi: on its side, it looks like a curly M with an i on the side Me: looks like an eye with lashes! Look at 'me' etc. Nu: is a 'new' shape, looks like it's holding a u in the middle

    September 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/izanami_goddess

    Ow 'Meh' Eye and looks like an eye, yes.

    November 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robin539971

    Is this word plural or singular?

    July 18, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s13579

    Both singular and plural. You can understand it in the context.

    July 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luzziernaga

    there's no singular nor plural in japanese

    February 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sum_Gai

    Every noun in Japanese is like English nouns with a double vowel (deer, moose, goose, food). The singular form is also the plural form.

    May 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chaos_Hawk

    Sum_Gai That's the best way I've heard it put! Thank you!

    November 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeyButler

    It literally looks like an eye with pretty eyelashes looking up

    October 24, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BlueLinguist

    Why doesn't use the kanji???

    December 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chaos_Hawk

    First of all, love your profile pic <3

    Second, this is just the Hiragana section of Duolingo. They do add a little Kanji once in a while, but only slowly. Sometimes if you hover your mouse cursor over the word it will show you the Kanji for it but not always.

    November 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frankie9001

    Every time I see this, i can only think of the sharingan...

    January 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angelina-san

    Uchiha lives matter.

    April 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/esther837356

    Woo el hiragana es intersante ya que igual el kanji ;) me : ojos es plural o singular?

    March 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sinnakins

    Both.

    July 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davux

    It looks like an eye, and it sounds like the French word "nez" which means... "nose". Not sure if that's helping or confusing though.

    June 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Milo714796

    You could think of "me" is like "I" - spoken phonetically as eye :)

    October 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Delilah100

    Just remember the pretzel hope this comes in handy and I can talk to my banchan

    November 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordyn63126

    "'me' eye hurts!"

    November 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah580092

    First of all. I mispelled eye and put rye.shoot

    February 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheCinnabu

    Is hiragana used to spell people's names?

    October 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew-Lin

    Yes, because many Japanese names are written in Kanjis, but the pronunciation of Japanese Kanjis is quite complicated, so if a person of a place has a name with uncommon Kanjis, hiraganas may be written on the top of Kanjis, in order to tell the reader how to pronounce them correctly.

    October 18, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/V2Blast

    Hiragana written above kanji to clarify the pronunciation is also known as furigana.

    December 15, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hana469446

    Imagine Eric Cartman saying "my eye" :D

    February 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sir.Digby

    I wrote 'me'. Lol

    February 26, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZackeryD.

    ...Did I SEE it right, or is there something in MEH eye?

    March 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darren805123

    my audio doesn't work with all the characters in the app, does anyone have the same problem ?

    April 22, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miljaar

    Do you see ME

    April 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steven735368

    Thats "Me" Pretzel right there

    July 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J4ySyn

    Its very strange having a language that had single character nouns, I can't think of any English nouns that are a single character.

    September 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TakakoKumagai

    芽もめです。

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZambiblasianOgre

    漢字の目を受け入れて下さい

    May 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stormandrew

    Wow

    April 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YukiNights

    I but rye by accident and failed

    May 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trinity189189

    め looks like an eye, or you can think of "May I?"

    June 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciaml131

    The sound of the kanji is "me", but eye sounds "ne".

    June 20, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cardinl_of_Xodus

    The audio that played for me was for 'ne', not 'me'

    July 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BRUCE8527

    May I? 'Me' means eye. May I?

    August 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FerryAker

    Why does it expect me to enter "Eye" when it's been teaching me that this is "ME" all this time?

    May 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sum_Gai

    Duolingo doesn't have it's sections properly named. Hiragana 1 is actually numbers, and this one has body parts.

    May 26, 2018
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